Description: Clusters of shell-pink blossoms produced freely throughout the summer; lightly fragrant; smooth, dark green foliage
Habit: Upright, compact shrub to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide
Culture: Prefers full sun to light shade and rich, well-drained and well-composted garden loam
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 9
This Polyantha/China hybrid was developed in France by Pernet-Ducher in 1881 from a seedling of ‘Mme de Tartas.’ It also goes by the names of ‘Sweetheart Rose,’ ‘Mignon,’ and ‘Maltese Rose,’ and is often confused with ‘Bloomfield Abundance,’ which is a much more vigorous shrub rose bred in the 1920s. Its long-stemmed clusters of distinctly fragrant blossoms make this flower ideal for button holes and bouquets. It is ideal for the border, where it will bloom all season.